Wisconsin Gov. Walker hints at 2016 anti-Washington message

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Posted: Jan 16, 2015 12:29 AM

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is telling fellow Republicans that voters are annoyed with the federal government and that solutions to the nation's ills will come from governors.

In a Thursday night speech to a Republican National Committee meeting near San Diego, Walker said the states are where things get done.

Walker is weighing a bid for the GOP presidential nomination and has named former RNC political director Rick Wiley as a senior consultant.

Walker is promoting legislation he backed in 2011 that stripped public employees of collective bargaining power, which he argues saves local government money. He also says that voters endorsed those policies and not the federal government.

In a dig at a possible presidential opponent, Walker says that Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton "embodies" the federal government.